Featuring Luka Ladan of Vassar College, a contributor to College Insurrection
Luka Ladan of Vassar College has been an occasional contributor to College Insurrection. Luka was one of the people responsible for inviting me to Vassar to debate faculty supporters of the anti-Israel boycott movement (I might have some news about that tomorrow).
Luka was quoted by ABC News in a story about What It’s Like To Be A Conservative on a Liberal College Campus:
When Luka Ladan started his freshman year at Vassar College in southeast New York, he started noticing a difference between himself and the majority of his classmates.
“We were talking about the upcoming election,” he said. “I was in a class talking about Republicans – Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. Whenever a name was mentioned, one kid would snicker and then five to seven would just laugh at the name.”
When the 2012 election finally rolled around, it didn’t get much better for Ladan when President Obama won and the campus seemed to erupt in celebration.
“[All the students] were just packed into a building. Everyone was cheering, ecstatic that they won,” he said. “I remember sitting in my room because I voted for Romney.”
The College Republicans dove into exposing this demographic this week by starting a Twitter campaign called #MyLiberalCampus, encouraging conservative students to speak out on their experiences.
“Sometimes I’ve questioned my beliefs because so many of my fellow students believe in something different,” Ladan said. “Am I wrong with believing this? Is there something wrong with me? I remind myself that you should show resolve, but it’s tough.”
And there’s no College Republican group at the 2,500-student school, he said, because GOP supporters could “never manage to” get the necessary 25 signatures.
Luka also was interviewed on Fox & Friends Weekend, What’s it like to be a conservative on campus?
The easiest thing in the world to be on campus is a liberal, or radical leftist. It’s the easy way out.
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